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CHICAGO - Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate ready to strike in a big spot.
FORT MYERS, Florida - Twins first baseman Joe Mauer's error in the eighth inning led to two runs that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH - The roars have faded. The giddiness of ending 21 years of futility and coming with a game of the National League championship series, too.